Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), Helsinki

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The largest Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe, Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) stands as a symbol of Russian influence in Finland's history. Designed by architect Aleksey Gornostayev during Russian rule of the region in the 19th century, this Eastern Orthodox church was completed in 1868. Visit the popular Helsinki landmark, note its traditional Russian design, and then enjoy the view of the city from this scenic hilltop. Take time to inspect the structure's ornate interior, domed ceilings, and crypt chapel, as well as several historically and artistically important icons, including St. Nicolas the Wonder Maker and Theotokos of Kozeltshan. Arrange your visit to Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Helsinki using our Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.
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  • The Russian Orthodox Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) is a 5 minute walk from the Market Square located on top of a hill. The unique architecture is from when Finland was part of the Russian Empire...  more »
  • This is another location with beautiful detail. I'd suggest going inside if you happen to be in the area.  more »
  • The church has a very good position on a hill, so you cannot miss it. Anyway is very close to the harbour from where the tourist ships arrive or leave. It is an ortodox church and the interior...  more »
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  • This orthodox church located pretty near to the harbor and top of the hill. One of the beauty of European churches in nowadays is anyone can enter as a tourist and enjoy the beautiful architecture as well interiors. Market square, and many more attractive places are nearby.
  • Impressive building! Lovely to admire on the outside and on the inside. Religious ceremonies take place in this church, it is not a museum. When we went there, we had the chance to see an Orthodox wedding. It was a lovely experience. I definitely recommend to visit it.
  • Stands watch above the Market Square on its hill. Quite a gorgeous building where they didn't spare the cost when it was built. Very ornate inside with the common Russian Orthdox icons and dark colour scheme. Well worth a visit when in Helsinki.
  • This Orthodox Cathedral has a strikingly beautiful exterior. The interior is quite nice and decorated with frescoes and sculptures. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Imposing building close to the harbour. The views from the terrace outside are good. There are a lot of steps, but disabled access is possible. This is a cathedral in the Finnish Orthodox Church. Entry is free.

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